CFP Reminder: Playthings in Early Modernity: Party Games, Word Games, Mind Games (edited collection)

Contributions are sought for an interdisciplinary collection of essays to be edited by Allison Levy and published by Ashgate Publishing Co. in the new book series, Cultures of Play, 1300-1700 (see http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=5166; series editor Bret Rothstein). Dedicated to early modern playfulness, this series serves two purposes. First, it recounts the history of wit, humor, and games, from jokes and sermons, for instance, to backgammon and blind man’s buff.

American Association for the History of Medicine George Rosen Prize

The American Association for the History of Medicine (AAHM) is proud to announce the establishment of the George Rosen Prize. The George Rosen Prize is awarded to one or more authors/creators of a book, article, essay, edited volume, database, museum exhibition, film, or other significant contribution to the history of public health and social medicine published or created in the two years preceding the award (in the first instance 2012-2014).

Congratulations Bradford Harris, winner of SHOT's Three-Minute Dissertation Video Contest!

SHOT would like to congratulate Bradford Harris, PhD Student in the History of Science and Technology at Stanford University for winning our first ever Three-Minute Dissertation Video Contest for his video “Plastics and Sustainability”! (http://vimeo.com/channels/shotdissvideo/102189214)

Book Review: Rose on Hermsen. Manic Minds: Mania's Mad History and Its Neuro-Future

Lisa M. Hermsen.  Manic Minds: Mania's Mad History and Its
.  New Brunswick  Rutgers University Press, 2011.
Illustrations. xiii + 154 pp.  $69.00 (cloth), ISBN
978-0-8135-5157-9; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-5158-6.

Reviewed by Lynn Rose (Truman State University)
Published on H-Disability (August, 2014)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Multiplicities of Mania

Book Review: Albritton-Jonsson on Robin, Sörlin & Warde, eds. The Future of Nature: Documents of Global Change.

Libby Robin, Sverker Sörlin, Paul Warde, eds.  The Future of Nature:
Documents of Global Change
.  New Haven  Yale University Press, 2013.
584 pp.  $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-300-18461-7.

Reviewed by Fredrik Albritton-Jonsson (University of Chicago)
Published on H-HistGeog (August, 2014)
Commissioned by Robert J. Mayhew

The Environment: Pasts and Futures


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